I believe that everyone is beautiful. Somewhere deep within you, there is a fire of light and joy. Not everyone’s light shines in the same way or with the same strength or even all the time. Stuff changes. People are different, but deep down, everyone is connected to the little bit of themselves that is truly theirs.
I want to get a glimpse of that. I don’t want to kid myself and say that I can lay bare your soul for the world to see. Instead, I want to find the little bit of you that I can connect to.
I know what you’re thinking, “that’s all fine and good, but how do you do that with photography?” I do that by being relational, joyful and adventurous.
Whenever I meet new couples, I’m hoping to make my new best friends. I want to know who you are, how you came together, why you love what you love and your favorite ice cream. With that level of relationship we are going to be so much more comfortable together and you as a couple will be even more comfortable in front of the lens. As we get to know each other better, we’ll all forget that the camera is there and your “you-ness” will really shine through.
Joyful people bring me to tears. That isn’t a figure of speech, I have been known to get misty eyed during wedding dance parties because it’s just so full of pure joy. I seek out that unbridled joy everywhere I go.
I’m also all about being adventurous. That could mean we’re going to go climb a mountain or it might mean we’re going to try the really spicy chai tea. By experiencing life in the process of making photos, you’re going to be even more connected to the images because they will have stories that go along with them.
Together we’ll make you shine.